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CIS Citizenship in a Digital World Activities

Pause and Think Online

Watch Common Sense Media's Pause and Think Online video to help you make informed decisions.

The Power of Words

Discover the power of transforming your own words in Andrea Gardner's book 'Change Your Words, Change Your World' at Homage to Historia de un letrero, The Story of a Sign by Alonso Alvarez Barreda Music by: Giles Lamb Filmed by Director Seth Gardner.

Search Education - Google

With the materials on this site, you can help your students become skilled searchers- whether they're just starting out with search, or ready for more advanced training.

Writing Good Emails (K-2)

Students learn that such emails have a 5-part structure that is similar to that of traditional letters. Students then analyze the parts of an ...

Show Respect Online (K-2)

Students begin by discussing how to be clear and respectful when they talk with people, either face to face or on the telephone. They explore ...

Mindful Messaging

Watch Common Sense Media's Mindful Messaging video to help you make informed decisions.

Screen Out the Mean (K-2)

Students first read a scenario about mean online behavior. They then discuss what cyberbullying is, how it can make people feel, and how to respond. Then they use their knowledge to create a simple tip sheet on cyberbullying. Students recognize that it is essential to tell a trusted adult if something online makes them feel angry, sad, or scared.

Using Keywords (K-2)

First, students learn to identify their research goals and choose the best keywords to achieve those goals. Then they apply their knowledge by ...

The Key to Keywords (3-5)

Working in pairs, students use the Fetch! Student Handout to answer an assigned question. They use one, two, then multiple ...

Computers Can Be a Real Pain

A lot of kids spend time in front of the computer. If you're one of them, check out this article to learn how to avoid wrist pain and other problems.

Keep It Private (K-2)

Students review what information is private and should not be shared without a trusted adult's permission. They view an online form that asks ...

Follow the Digital Trail (K-2)

Students follow the digital information trails of two fictional animals. They make observations about the size and content of each trail, and connect these observations by thinking critically about what kinds of information they want to leave behind. Students will be able to ...

What Is Creative Commons, And Should You Use It?

While writing out your next academic paper, you look online for various images which are appropriate for what you're talking about. Once you find something you like, you simply copy and paste it because, hey, who's stopping you? More than likely, doing this is technically illegal.